Well, one of Vella’s partners, Melissa Yen, is selling custom syrups to restaurants and will be launching a retail line in November. The other, Sara Voden, has teamed up with Geraldine Vo to create Vo, a Vietnamese spring roll stand that operates at the Logan Square farmers market. (Source: Dish)
I got spring rolls from Vo on a visit to the farmers market a few weeks ago and didn’t even realize it was put together by one of the Vella owners.
Spring rolls are available with organic chicken, lemongrass tofu, or shitake mushroom. They’re wrapped in rice paper with basil, mint, carrots, lettuce, and rice stick noodles. Then you can choose peanut or chili sauce to go with your spring rolls.
The spring rolls are made fresh to order. It takes longer, but at least they haven’t been sitting there premade out in the sun all day!
I ordered a Vietnamese iced coffee to drink while I waited.
I got the organic chicken spring rolls.
I was done with my farmers market shopping so I took my spring rolls home to eat. They were really good. Very fresh ingredients!